About this listing
Designed and priced to enable a great visit - fast Internet, great transport links (30 metres from station with trains every 15 mins to St Pancras), washer/dryer, dishwasher, + lots more
London can be an expensive city. But our London flat isn't - it is designed and priced to enable you really enjoy this great city and all the special events and activities which happen here. Verified photos from AirBnB - their photographer, Sophie, fell in love with the flat and its location - for good reason.
A London self-contained one bedroomed ground floor flat which is perfect for enjoying the buzz of London life while not being caught up in traffic and noise. Great public transport links 24/7 plus wide band communications - e-mail, text, internet and (website hidden) from the sofa and workstation too. Well fitted out so you can travel light. If you need a local PAYG SIM card for your unlocked mobile phone just let us know in advance.
- Living room has a 46 inch flat screen colour television with Philips Bluray player and (website hidden) Chromecast + surf the web from the sofa. Plus a desk for catching up with work with its own workstation and full internet access. We have high capacity broadband and wireless broadband available 24/7 and also a fast router and cable to connect to your own laptop.
- Large fully fitted kitchen diner with Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Colour Television/DVD. It really is a Cook's kitchen with a Magimix, an automatic capsule espresso maker as well as filter coffee maker, a fridge/freezer with ice etc. There is also a steam iron and ironing board with a walk-in airing cupboard
- Fully fitted double bedroom with colour television/DVD (just look at the pictures) (hairdryer in drawer)
- Bathroom with walk in hydrotherapy jet bath (i.e. "jacuzzi" equivalent ) and overhead shower. Plenty of towels provided.
The flat is 30 yards from Hendon Railway station. This has trains into St Pancras every 15 minutes with a journey time of just 17 minutes. You can time your journey down to the minute - the train arrivals and departure boards are available on your smart phone and on the web in the flat. So waiting on a draughty train station is a thing of the past.The train service also runs directly to Wimbledon Station (journey time one hour) for tennis; Gatwick Airport (70 minutes) and Luton Airport (23 minutes). The London Underground Station is also only a 10-12 minute walk away or short bus ride. There is also an excellent bus service (83 and 183) which is just 60 yards from the house and both buses go to Golders Green where you can catch the National Express coach to Stansted Airport. Night buses to and from Trafalgar Square run past the front door of the house.
The property is twelve minutes walk from the Brent Cross Shopping Centre with late night opening and major stores (e.g. The Apple Store, M&S, Fenwicks, John Lewis, Waitrose, Boots, along with 120 other stores). There is also a large Sainsbury’s supermarket about 10-15 minutes walk away or short bus journey. At Hendon Central there are also small local Tesco and Sainsbury’s supermarkets which stay open each night to 11.00pm as well as a Post Office.
Sightseeing and Eating Out:
The train service with underground connections including West Hampstead, St Pancras, Farringdon, City Thameslink and Blackfriars means you can easily get to any part of London you want to. You are just minutes away from all the key venues. There is a good selection of restaurants in West Hampstead but London has the most ethnically diverse food in the world and food markets on Sundays e.g. in Camden are great for trying out something a little different after a stroll along the canal from Regent’s Park.
Want to do business in London? We are in a great location for getting to all the key London business 'hotspots' : 'Silicon Roundabout', the City, the West End - all the places where business and British enterprise thrives. We do it ourselves on a daily basis so we know where to 'hot desk' and where to 'chill out'.
Welcome Pack on Arrival:
There is a welcome pack which is free of charge so no need to rush out and buy food immediately. We provide milk, orange juice, bottle of water, bottle of red wine, tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit, spread and croissants. Items can be varied according to dietary/cultural requirements - just email us in advance.
Check in and Check out times:
We try to be as flexible as possible with check in and out times, particularly with early morning flight arrivals or late departures.
We have a stock of visitor’s parking permits which are currently priced at £1 per day.
Mobility Impaired Guests:
For mobility impaired guests the flat is all on one level except for two steps into the kitchen - and it has a walk-in bath with jet massage (see photos). It is not however suitable for manual or motorised wheelchair users as the corridors are too narrow.
One well behaved dog allowed by prior arrangement and subject to a supplementary daily fee of £5 per night.
30 yards from Hendon station with trains every 15 minutes at peak hours into London St Pancras International. .The train service also runs directly to Wimbledon Station (journey time one hour) for tennis; Gatwick Airport (70 minutes) and Luton Airport (23 minutes). The London Underground Station is also only a 10-12 minute walk away or short bus ride. There is also an excellent bus service (83 and 183) which is just 60 yards from the house and both buses go to Golders Green where you can catch the National Express coach to Stansted Airport. Night buses to and from Trafalgar Square run past the front door of the house.
One dog allowed by prior arrangement and subject to a supplementary daily fee of £5 per night and the satisfactory completion of a web questionnaire. Any third person sleeps on the sofa bed in the living room and we need to be notified of a third person at the time of booking. The flat is in a residential area so we would appreciate no noise between 11.00pm and 6.30am
We are in a Controlled Parking Zone and can provide Visitors Parking permits at the price of £1 per day for our guests.
Sit on the sofa, watch television or a movie or surf the web - under control of your iPhone
Wow the hospitality was amazing!! When we arrived some of the underground was down for maintenance and rather than have us deal with our luggage through multiple stations Alistair picked us up at a station. I also arrived with the Stomach flu and as soon as we got to the flat Diana offered medicine and a hot water bottle, quickly showed my husband around the place and let us settle in.
They were heading into central London and offered us a ride, as part of the tube was still down.
There was even a Christmas tree/decorations put up which I quite enjoyed!!
All communication before and during the trip was very helpful and quick responses.
The place itself is exactly as it looks in the photos, bed is very comfortable, and makes you feel like you are at home- not on vacation. Very easy to get the tube and enjoy London not matter what is on your list to see.
You couldn't hear Alistair and Diana upstairs in their place, and the place overall was very quite.
We are telling all our friends about Alistair and Diana, and this place!!
Alistair and Diana are truly excellent. I got in contact with them on behalf of my sister and husband who needed a flat for their stay in London.
They responded promptly, answering every question I had and I found them to be helpful and accommodating.
My sister and her husband had a great time here and said it was perfect for their stay. They received a welcome pack including supplies which came in handy having arrived on an evening flight. They were impressed with the attention to detail which reflected Alistair and Diana's generosity.
They found the flat impeccable and enjoyed the experience - their first with Airbnb - so much so they're creating an account of their own.
The flat indeed has everything but more importantly, Alistair and Diana are welcoming and the perfect hosts. The flat is comfortable, attractive and "stocked" with all you might need for your stay, including a welcome pack (so no need for groceries your first day in London). It is a few minutes walk to a train which gets you into central London King's Cross/St Pancras station in about 15 minutes or about 15 minutes walk to the Hendon Central underground station. Several bus lines are close by as well. Easy access to shopping and restaurants.
The most important aspect of staying in this flat is the attentiveness to detail by your hosts. Should you be in need of anything or experience any problems, Diana and Alistair are remarkably responsive. It was a pleasure to spend a second London visit in the "high tech flat with everything". I wholeheartedly recommend this flat for your London stay.
Lovely flat with excellent facilities, including free internet access, and very helpful hosts. Although it seems quite a distance from the centre of London, you can be there in 15 mins by fast and frequent trains. Little patio at rear in the open air is a bonus.
My daughter and I spent 2 weeks in Alistair and Diana's flat and indeed it did have everything! The kitchen was well stocked for cooking and we were greeted on our first day with a welcome pack of "supplies" so we didn't have to shop after our long flight. We were a 5 minute or less walk to a train that brought us from Hendon in North London to Kings Cross/ St Pancras underground station and access to central London within minutes. Hendon is a pleasant neighborhood, walking distance to Middlesex University and accessible by bus or underground to Golders Green and other North London areas.
As described, the flat was high tech with easy internet access and British TV available in the living room, bedroom and even the kitchen.
The flat was spotless and comfortable. Our hosts were available for any questions we might have and we could not have asked for better accommodations. I highly recommend Alistair and Diana's flat for your London visit.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Hendon. Alistair and Diane were perfect hosts. They were close at hand if and when we needed help. Their apartment was immaculate and we felt very much at home. If you want something in close proximity to public transport then this place is for you, as buses drive by and the train station is just a stone's through away.
We have just spent two weeks at Alistair and Diana's wonderful apartment in Hendon. There were three of us, my husband, son and myself.
The apartment was as described and much much more. It was warm and very comfortable and so well appointed and equipped that we only needed to buy our food groceries.
The location is perfect and an Oyster card makes travel simple.
Alistair and Diana were perfect hosts, they met us at the apartment and told us all we needed to know re appliances and left us to it, they live upstairs and available for any problems of which there were none.
We would highly recommend this wonderful apartment.
About the Host, Alistair
Gosh - I've done lots of things. I've been a barrister dealing with high tech cases in the UK courts. I have been a Forensic Computing Expert Witness, dealing with the reliability of computer evidence. I have written a couple of books and Special Reports for the Economist. I've been very fat but now I am normal sized at last. I have invented a couple of things and have granted patents in my name.
I cannot live without my Darjeeling Tea and my fresh Illy coffee. When I am out and about I cannot survive without Starbucks. I love working - see my website for background.
Diana, my wife and best friend, is the 'brain' and engine behind our AirBnB operations. She is the person in charge of things like 'thread counts' in the bedlinen and she ensures that everything is run to her standards. I just help out with the administration and techie things for our business visitors.
My Macbook Air and my Amazon Kindle go everywhere with me. At home it is my trusty Apple iMac that I rely upon with a Lubuntu workstation. That plus two smart mobile phones - which. because this is London, work around the clock.
We want you to really enjoy London which we consider to be the greatest city in the world - cosmopolitan, clever, international, artistic and friendly (yes!). Our flat will give you a base to do just that - log on and make your bookings then go out and have fun. Or sit in and watch British television in HD - the best television programming in the world. We are a good base for doing business in 'Silicon Roundabout', the West End, the City - in fact in all the best parts of our capital.